Previously published in KNiK #3, here are some recommendations on records, music blogs and touring bands.
Frank Schouten – OCCII Bar, Losse Flodders, Sounds Of The Underground Festival (sotufestival.com)
Shetahr – a sausage has 2, home recording, Bandcamp / Cassette Shetahr is a three headed trash pop band from Brussels. They are primitive, demented and existential. Driven by animalistic drums, edgy guitare and a howling voice they’ll bite your face off. Expect a stripped down set-up and a raw performance.
Nuslux – XL Suns, Ikuisuus, LP on Lal Lal Lal Records Experimental Electronic, Synth-Pop, Misc Scandinavia
R.O.M., Biomass – Lampuga, tape on Zoff82 Experimental Electronic, Drone, Electro-Acoustic, Misc Italy
Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, LP on Sahel Sounds Tuareg rock
Joseph Zohlo – Garganta Del Diablo Lp and Digital on D.M.T. Records Claustrophobia, Dark Minimal Techno
Rizan Said – King Of The Keyboard (Annahiya label)
wild Syrian Kurdish keyboard dabke from the composer wizard behind Omar Souleyman
Chalo Correia – Kudihohola EP (Celeste/Mariposa Discos) swinging hot Angolan semba from Lisboa
A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire – Soft Power (Singing Dune Recs) Britpop meets Congolese soukous, Ghanaian highlife and Brazilian maracatu
Mutamassik – Symbols Follow (Discrepant) experimental Egyptian riddims with sharp samples and strong beats
Nidia Minaj – Danger (Principe Discos)
Female ghetto batida beats from Angola via Bordeaux/Lisboa
Super Talent Show – Danbe (Sahel Sounds)
African gabber hardcore hiphop beats from Mali to make you go wooooo!
Los Piranas – La Diversion Que Hacia Falta En Mi Pais (self released)
insane tropical cumbiapunk on speed from members of Meridiand Brothers & Frente Cumbiero
Guess What – Al Khawarizm LP (Catapulte Recs) psychedelic Arabic tunes for high nights by French and British duo
Arnold de Boer – The Ex / Zea, MKM!, In O.K. Out K.O (makkumrecords.nl)
Rattle – fantastic duo from Nottingham, 2 women on drums and vocals.
Massicot – ?Morse? This LP was released on Red Wig Great band from Geneve. Look:
Near Eastern Music in NYC vol.3 – Balkan music in NYC, a hundred years ago. Canary Records is unstoppable.
Kevin Svartvit – Tide Øf the End (thetideoftheend.com):
Varg – Ursviken (12″, Northern Electronics)
Ice cold ambient techno to sit down to.
Loke Rahbek & Puce Mary – The Female Form (12″, Posh Isolation)
High pitched and very refined studies in tolerance, un-easy listening.
Oil Thief – Obsolescence & Monality (CS, Chondritic Sound)
Powerful blend of both classic and contemporary industrial music.
Bence Meijer – Haperende Mens, Archaic Inventions (archaicinventions.blogspot.nl) recommends three music blogs:
Tape Attack – highlights the entire German cassette culture from the late seventies to eighties. Punk, Wave, Impro, Noise, Industrial etc.
The Thing on The Doorstep – has been around since 2006 and focuses on obscure experimental, wave, industrial, synth, post-punk and home-taping releases.
Inconstant Sol – has an emphasis on the free/improv/experimental side of jazz, but with excursions into contemporary and classical music, from Europe and beyond.
Sietse van Erve, Moving Furniture Records (movingfurniturerecords.com)
Jason Kahn, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes & Lash, Dominic – Untitled For Four (Cathnor, 2x CD-R)
Two ultra minimal pieces of an hour, an intense listening trip of overtones and high pitches sounds.
Luigi Archetti – Null I – VII (Die Schachtel, 7x CD boxset)
A crazy amount of experimental pieces ranging from pure drone music to sound art to noise
Christina Galarreta & Janneke van der Putten – Invisible Architecture II (Barreuh, Cassette)
Vocal drones with loads of natural overtones recorded in a castle tower.
Zeno van den Broek – Divergence (Moving Furniture Records, LP)
Mind blowing pulsing bass and phycisally manipulated tape recordings of sine waves and white noise, researching spatiality in sound.
Áine O’Dwyer – Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I And II (MIE Records, 2xLP)
Lovely church organ recordings with in the background sounds from all the things happening in the church.
Sjoerd Stolk – MKM!/In O.K. Out K.O./OCCII On Tour/etc. (occii.org):
Alvarius B. – Chin Spirits (Unrock Saraswati Series, 10″ EP & 7″ Single)
Broetzmann, Adasiewicz, Edwards, Noble – Mental Shake (Otoroku, LP)
John & Alice Coltrane – Cosmic Music (no label, LP)
Ivo Malec – Triola Ou Symphonie Pour Moi-Même (Recollection GRM/Editions Mego, LP, Reissue)
Idrissa Soumaoro, L´Eclipse De L´I.J.A. – Le Tioko-Tioko (Mississippi Records/Singasongfighter, LP)
Kostis – The Jail’s Fine School (Mississippi Records, LP)
Akira Sakata & Jim O’Rourke with Chikamorachi (Chris Corsano/Darin Gray) & Merzbow – Flying Basket (Family Vineyard, 2xLP)
Alif – Aynama-Rtama (Nawa Recordings, LP)
Black Decades – Debut LP (KissTheGoat/Toztizok, LP)
Mats Gustafsson, Massimo Pupillo, Brian Chippendale – (Trost, LP)
The Titfield Thunderbolt – Self Titled (Steady Sounds, 2×7″)
Ajax – Self Titled (Katorga Works, 7″)
Corrupted – Loss (Crust War, 7″)
Psywarfare – Throw Away the Ocean (COF/Swarm of Nails/The Tide of the End, 7″)